Strolling in Paris
Yesterday we got the day off from the internship which was a nice surprise, although I also found out that we will be working all weekend, which isn't that nice of a surprise. Exciting but probably totally exhausting as well. I used my unplanned day off to stroll around Paris since the weather was amazing yesterday. We finally got some sun and some blue skies and even though it was absolutely freezing (!) it was a great day.
Right now almost every single store in Paris have their windows covered with the word soldes. It's almost as tempting and dangerous as the city's pâtisseries that you pass every other second or so...
One thing I absolutely adore about this city is that you have to cross one or two bridges every now and then to get to where you're going. Walking over these bridges is like a little pause in the middle of the day to me. No matter where I'm going or if I'm in a hurry or not I can't help but admire those beautiful views you get from the ponts in Paris.
Another thing that I love (and hate) about living in Paris is that you'll find sweets and delicious treats absolutely everywhere you go. It's ridiculous how many tasty sugary things you could put in your mouth if you wanted to (please don't read this sentence the wrong way). Since I gave in to this temptation last time I lived here and eventually suffered the consciences (I got a permanent headache from all the sugar... And yes, I'm serious) I've now made a new rule: save the sweets and treats until the weekends! Which is going... Well, so so at the moment. But at least I'm trying.
I don't know how it's possible to not fall in love with these little streets? I think my dream apartment would be located on a street like this. Or perhaps with a view over the Seine... Anyways, the street you see in the photo above is Rue du Bac and goes all the way from the Seine down to Sèvres-Babylone. The perfect street to stroll along if you're looking for cute shops, cosy cafés or just a pleasant walk.
When I move to my more permanent apartment (permanent meaning at least for a few months) I'm going to fill it with fresh flowers everywhere. Nothing makes me so glad to come home as fresh flowers! They're just so pretty and works as a scented candle as well.
I gave in to the temptations... But does a Madeleine cookie really count? We will say it doesn't! I picked it up at La Pâtisserie des Rêves, which you can find on Rue du Bac as well, and it was actually quite delicious. I'm a bit sceptical when it comes to Madeleines since I like them warm and straight out of the oven but this one made up for it with its size.
It's really so much nicer to be out, walking around when the sun is out. It makes such a difference. When I walked through the Jardin des Tuileries and stopped for a while to enjoy the sun I could actually feel it warming me up a little bit! I'll take that as a sign of the fact that we're going towards happier times and days filled with more sun and warmth. I can't wait for spring in Paris!